Today's News

  • New Castle going after vacant properties

    Owners of abandoned properties in New Castle soon will face serious tax consequences.

    The Special Tax Commission, comprised of Judy Diederich, Mark Vaughn and Lloyd Peniston reported their findings to the city’s commissioners Monday night.

    Mark Vaughn spoke on behalf of the group.

    He referred commissioners to Kentucky law on abandoned urban property: KRS 99.705.

    Vaughn said the group inspected several properties within city limits and found some were in glaring violation.

  • A place to call home

    The one word that comes up repeatedly in conversation with Natashia Jackson is “determination.”

    The 2011 Henry County High School graduate’s favorite classes were JROTC and English 4, but her life leading up to starting school here as a junior was more Charles Dickens than Judy Blume.

    She said it was determination that saw her through.

    Guidance counselor Shawn Coomes said Natashia has done remarkably well. “It’s neat to see how far she has come,” she said, “how she’s blossomed.”

  • Crusade tops $70k

    Despite a poor economy, donations in Henry County to Crusade for Children came in at more than $70,000.

    The 2011 WHAS Crusade for Children wrapped up over the weekend with its all-day Sunday tote board climbing to $5,121,181. The grand total was down a bit from 2010’s $5.3 million. Republic Bank made up the difference between the 2010 and 2011 totals.

    Henry County’s contributions were up by $4,454 from $66,180 in 2010 to $70,632 in 2011.

    Higher collections in the Campbellsburg, Lake Jericho and New Castle districts were key.

  • Local board would drive project

    If the Henry County Fiscal Court votes this month to accept the proposal to build a new justice center, it begins what could be a four- to five-year-long process.

    Carole Henderson, budget director for the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts told the court at its May meeting that the first step in the process is signing a Memorandum of Understanding. After that, Chief Justice John Minton will place the project in the Court of Justice budget, which then will go to the General Assembly for approval in the 2012 session.

  • Graduation 2011 HCHS

  • Lanham’s Lemonade Stand

  • Seasons finished

    Oldham County’s over-the-fence home run last Tuesday night not only ended Henry County’s baseball season, it was also the final play for Henry County High School or Eminence High School in all sports during the 2010-2011 school year.

  • Henry wins All-Sports NCKC championship

    Henry County had enough points to wrap up the award for the best athletic school in the North Central Kentucky Conference in February, but was not officially announced as the NCKC All-Sports winner until recently, after the 2010-11 school year.

    Each sport, besides football, has a conference championship either through the regular season or in tournament format, and points are rewarded to schools based on those results. The points are totaled at the end of the school year to determine the overall champion. There are seven schools in the conference.

  • Austin Hunsaker named 8th Region Coach of the Year

    The baseball coaches in the 8th Region recently selected Henry County’s Austin Hunsaker as the regional Coach of the Year.

    Hunsaker, in his fourth season as the head coach, helped lead the Wildcats to a 20-9 season, including the North Central Kentucky Conference title, the 31st District title and reached the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament. Henry had the second best record in the region — behind Oldham at 21-11 — and was 5-1 against district teams and 13-3 in the region.


    Starting and ending against the same baseball team, the Henry County Wildcats snapped their 14-game winning streak against Oldham County last Tuesday night in the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    The Wildcats beat Oldham on April 29, then followed with 14 straight wins during a month-long stretch before losing to Oldham last week, 13-3 in five innings at Simon Kenton. The Cats won the North Central Kentucky Conference, the 31st District title and ended with a 20-win season.